The U.S. Department of Justice is reviewing a whistleblower complaint filed against the world’s largest manufacturer of medical syringes. Becton, Dickinson disclosed the information in an SEC filing.
The whistleblower suit, filed under the False Claims Act, remains under seal. It comes at a time when the Justice Department is investigating the medical supply industry. See the related New York Times article (registration required) from August 21, 2004.
The Becton, Dickinson story was reported by Bloomberg on August 21, 2004.